(Yicai Global) Oct. 23 -- A committee comprising the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) and multiple Chinese and foreign experts released the first international guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of special diseases with traditional Chinese medicine at the 14th World Conference on Traditional Chinese Medicine held in Bangkok.
The WFCMS, founded in 2003, has published eight international standards for traditional Chinese medicine to date. This marks the first release of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of special diseases, said Sang Binsheng, secretary-general of the federation.
The guidelines create an international standard for the treatment of diabetes, a disease with high incidence, high mortality and disability, said Tong Xiaolin, chief researcher at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. Traditional Chinese medicine has strong advantages in pre-diabetes intervention, comprehensive regulation of multiple metabolic disorders and the treatment of complications.
The release of the guidelines is the result of global research on the field spanning half a century, Tong said. In the future, it will contribute to clinical practices for traditional Chinese medicine practitioners worldwide, and the establishment of relevant laws, regulations and medical standards.